HENDERSON, NEV. -- San Jose State won its first-ever WAC title at the Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. The Spartans carded three-round total of 876 to win by six strokes over New Mexico State.
San Jose State senior Jay Myers won the individual title after scoring a birdie on the first sudden death playoff hole to defeat New Mexico State's Justin Shin. Myers shot a 1-under par 71 in the final round to card a 5-under 211 for the three rounds. Idaho's Sean McMullen was third at even par (216).
In the rest of the team competition, New Mexico State was second (882) and Fresno State was third (886). Idaho finished fourth at 892, Louisiana Tech was fifth at 902, Nevada placed sixth (909), Hawai‘i seventh (911) and Utah State finished eighth at 919.
Also announced today were the all-WAC teams and top awards. San Jose State's Myers was voted the WAC's Player of the Year by the eight head coaches. Freshman of the Year honors went to Idaho's Sean McMullen and Coach of the Year honors went to John Kennaday of San Jose State.
First Team All-WAC
Justin Shin, Jr., New Mexico State
Kevin Lucas, Sr., Nevada
Jay Myers, Sr., San Jose State
Jarred Bossio, Sr., Idaho
T. J. Kua, Sr., Hawai‘i
Second Team All-WAC
Zachery Fullerton, Sr., New Mexico State
Matt Hovan, Sr., San Jose State
Gaston De La Torre, Sr., New Mexico State
Cory Oride, Jr., Hawai‘i
Cody Blankenship, Sr., Louisiana Tech
Player of the Year: Jay Myers, Sr., San Jose State
Freshman of the Year: Sean McMullen, Idaho
Coach of the Year: John Kennaday, San Jose State
HENDERSON, NEV.--San Jose State took over first place after the second round of the Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship. The Bulldogs followed up yesterday's 290 with a 291 on Tuesday at the 7,313-yard, par-72 Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
First round leader Idaho dropped to fourth place (287-303--590) with a 15-over par 303 in the second round. New Mexico State took over second place (293-290--583) after shooting a 2-over par 290, while Fresno State is third (287-301--588) after carding a 13-over par 301 on Tuesday. Hawai‘i is in fifth place (304-298--602), Nevada is in sixth (301-304--605), Utah State sits in seventh place (294-313--607) and Louisiana Tech remains in eighth (304-305--609).
New Mexico State's Justin Shin took over first place after shooting a 4-under par 68 in the second round. He is 6-under par (70-68--138) for the tournament. San Jose State's Jay Myers is in a tie for second place (69-71--140) at 4-under par with Idaho's Sean McMullen (65-75--140), while San Jose State's Matt Hovan is the only other player under par for the tournament (70-73--143) at -1.
NMSU's Gaston De La Torre carded the best round of the day on Tuesday as he scored a 5-under par 67. The score moved De La Torre from a tie for 25th place after day one to a tie for fifth place after day two.
The three-day tournament concludes on Wednesday with the final-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
HENDERSON, NEV. - Idaho and Fresno State are tied for the lead at 1-under par after the first round of the WAC Men's Golf Championship at the 7,313, par-72 Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. Idaho's Sean McMullen carded the best score of the day with a 7-under par 65 to lead by three strokes. Idaho had two players in the top-four as Jarred Bossio shot a 2-under 70. Two other players shot in the 60s, including Utah State's Tanner Higham (68) and San Jose State's Jay Myers (69).
The highlight of day one came on the 15th hole when Fresno State's Brian Sunker recorded a hole-in-one on the 189-yard par 3. Sunker finished the day with a 2-over 74.
Idaho and Fresno State each shot a 1-under par 287 on the day followed by San Jose State at 290 (+2). New Mexico State finished at 5-over par and is in fourth place with a 293. Utah State is in fifth with 294 (+6), Nevada is in sixth with 301 (+13) and tied for seventh are Hawai‘i and Louisiana Tech at 304 (+16).
The three-day tournament continues on Tuesday with second-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.
Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship
Rio Secco Golf Club
Henderson, Nevada (University of Hawai‘i-host)
April 30-May 2
The 50th annual Club Glove Western Athletic Conference men's golf championship is April 30-May 2 at the 7,313-yard, par-72 Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada. New Mexico State is the four-time defending champion after winning last year at Rio Secco by 13 strokes over San Jose State. San Jose State leads the WAC in scoring average with 289.7 strokes per round with Idaho in second (290.1). The top three individuals from last year are gone, but New Mexico State returns Gaston De La Torre and Justin Shin who finished fourth and fifth in 2011, respectively. Shin leads the WAC in scoring with a 70.93 stroke average, 18th in the nation. Five individuals from the WAC have claimed titles this year: Hawai'i's T.J. Kua, Idaho's Jarred Bossio, Nevada's Kevin Lucas, New Mexico State's Zachery Fullerton and San Jose State's Jay Myers.
Fresno State Bulldogs
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Nevada Wolf Pack
New Mexico State Aggies
San Jose State Spartans
Utah State Aggies